2014 Area Tobacco Grower / GAP Meeting

— Written By Curtis Fountain and last updated by
To: Duplin Co. Tobacco Interests

From: Curtis D. Fountain

          Agricultural Extension Agent – Field Crops

In 2013, 43 Duplin Co. farmers (24 operations) grew 3,887 acres of flue-cured tobacco.

Area Meetings

Below is a listing of 2014 Area Tobacco Grower/GAP Recertification Meetings. Please attend the meeting of y
our choice. Preregistration is required for GAP recertification certificate preparation and meal planning purposes.

 Date   Location   Time   Preregistration Contact                                                

Jan. 7   Martin Co. Farmer’s Market 4001 West Main St. Ext. Williamston   10:00 AM          252-789-4370

Jan. 8     Wayne Co Extension Center 208 Chestnut St. Goldsboro               10:00 AM          919-731-1520

Jan. 9     Wilson Co. Ag Center 1806 Goldsboro St. SW Wilson                      9:30 AM           252-237-0111

Jan. 9     Johnston Co. Extension Center 2736 NC 210 Highway Smithfield    4:00 PM           919-989-5380

Jan. 10    
The Farmer’s Market 1006 Peachtree St. Rocky Mount                   10:00 AM          252-459-9810

Jan. 20   McSwain Extension Center 2420 Tramway Rd. Sanford                  10:00 AM          919-775-5624

Jan. 21   Forsyth Co. Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston Salem   
10:00 AM          336-703-2857

Jan. 21   Sampson Co. Ag Expo Center 414 Warsaw Rd. Clinton                   10:00 AM          910-592-7161

Jan. 22   Caswell Co. Civic Center 536 Main St. East Yanceyville                   10:00 AM          336-694-4158

Jan. 23   Cunningham Research Station 200 Cunningham Rd. Kinston            9:30 AM          252-747-5831

Jan. 28   Granville Co. Expo Center 4185 US Highway 15 South Oxford        10:00 AM          919-603-1350

Jan. 30   Cumberland Co. Ag Expo Center 301 E. Mountain Dr. Fayetteville  10:00 AM          910-321-6872

Feb. 3     Pitt Co. Extension Center 403 Government Circle Greenville             9:30 AM          252-902-1702

Feb. 7     TGANC Meeting, NC State Fair Grounds Holshouser Bld. Raleigh     1:00 PM    Contact local Co.Ext. Agent

Feb. 12   Elkin Center, Surry Community College 1461 N. Bridge St. Elkin     10:00 AM          336-371-0189

Variety Information
Attached are NCSU Tobacco Official Variety Tests (3-year average, 2-year average, 1-year average). A 2014 Tobacco Information variety disease ratings table is also attached.

2014 Tobacco Short Course

The NC Tobacco Research Commission and NCSU are sponsoring a 4-day tobacco short course. The course will be held from Monday, February 3 5:30 pm through Friday, February 7 noon. A grant from the NC Tobacco Research Commission will cover most of the participant costs. The course target age group is less than 40 years old. NC tobacco growers, newly-hired Extension Agents, university technicians including Research Station tobacco supervisors, and tobacco-related agribusiness personnel are encouraged to apply. A brief application should be completed and returned to me by Friday, January 3. For more information, email Curtis_Fountain@ncsu.edu or call me at 910-289-0695.





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Photo of Curtis FountainCurtis FountainExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (910) 296-2143 (Office) curtis_fountain@ncsu.eduDuplin County, North Carolina
Updated on Dec 30, 2013
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